12/13/18: Management of Pediatric Spasticity: The Holistic Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy
December 13, 2018
4:00 to 5:00 pm. CST
The registration for this webinar will close on December 13, at 12:00 pm cst.
Instructor: Gadi Revivo, DO, Assistant Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Assistant Professor, Department of PM&R, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Description: This course will review the epidemiology and risk factors for cerebral palsy (CP) including a review of primary and secondary conditions, the pathophysiology of spasticity and comprehensive management including medications, surgical options and common occupational and physical modalities used in the integrated management of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the pathophysiology of spasticity and identify the clinical scales used in describing and measuring spasticity
- Describe the common prevention and treatment strategies for managing spasticity in children with CP
- Summarize what is known about the impact of spasticity on the rehabilitation and how this impacts growth and development in children
Continuing Education Credits
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: OT Process
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